East County Sports

ROUNDUP: Eagles, Cougars, Scotties, Pats, Sultans, Pack win

2016 EAST COUNTY PREP BASEBALL

 

By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com

 

LAKESIDE (5-14-16) — At one time earlier in the season it appeared that Granite Hills was going to run away with the Grossmont Hills League flag. But the challengers have grown by the day.

As it stands now three teams are in the running for the top spot.

Thanks to the hard-nosed pitching of ANDREW BROWN who scattered 5 hits in Granite Hills’ 2-0 victory on Friday (May 13) at El Capitan, four teams are within two games of first place in the GHL race.

JAKE FENN hoisted a sacrifice fly to score DARIEN COSSIO in the second inning to get the Eagles underway. ANDREW BROWN came in on a throw from the outfield to score the Eagles’ second run.

STEELE CANYON 8, VALHALLA 3 – Steele Canyon overcame a 3-0 deficit and rolled victorious to the finish line in Friday’s (May 13) Grossmont Hills League encounter at Valhalla.

The Cougars’ MICHAEL FITCH pitched six innings of one hit ball in relief to hoist his record to 4-0. He allowed only 2 walks and struck out 2.

JOSH ESQUIBEL provided success in the meat of the Steele Canyon batting order, going 3-for-4 including a double and a stolen base.

MATTHEW BRINKMEIER chipped in with a double, as did KANE FIEDLER, LUKE ARIAS and RILEY O’SULLIVAN.

HELIX 13, GROSSMONT 4 – CONNER KONISHI pitched 5 innings and allowed only one earned run while striking out 2 as he hoisted his record to 8-1 in Friday’s (May 13) Highlanders’ victory over Grossmont in a Grossmont Hills League contest.

Konishi received plenty of support as HUNTER ISBELL, AUSTIN KOVALCHECK, and BRANDON PETERSON all homered for the Highlanders.

On the flip side JAIME ARREOLA and JAYDEN LOMBARDO hit home runs for Grossmont. Lombardo’s was his 4th round tripper.

The game turned into a knock-down Pier 9 brawl in a battle of longballs. Both teams regarded on the longball.

“I don’t see our team as a home-run hitting group,” said Helix coach COLE HOLLAND. “But we have won our last three series and that’s a plus. You couldn’t find better parity than this league. But our destiny is in our own hands.”

CHRISTIAN 12, LINCOLN 0 – CHASE WEHSENER drove in 4 runs with 3 hits to send Christian to a lopsided victory over Lincoln in Friday’s (May 13) Central League encounter.

NATE CAZARES drove in a pair of runs with a triple and JUSTIN LEDGERWOOD was 3-for-3 with a pair of RBI.

Four Christian pitchers contributed to the victory including CAMDEN BESSONE, who toiled 4 innings and allowed only one hit, striking out 3 as he posted his 2nd win without a defeat.

“It’s pretty tough to play back to back games like this,” said Christian coach MIKE MITCHELL of his Patriots, who outscored Lincoln 29-1 in two games.

The Patriots must eye the future, which includes two meetings with front-running Coronado that will decide the Central League championship.

SANTANA 2, MONTE VISTA 0 – One of the best kept secrets in East County is senior right-hander DAULTON BARRY.

The stealth right-hander has all the numbers delivering the baseball. In 52 2/3 innings Barry has posted a 6-2 record with a 0.66 ERA for the Sultans.

His numbers don’t stop there however, as he has accumulated 66 strikeouts so far this season.

Barry faced only 23 batters in his complete game effort in Friday’s (May 13) Grossmont Valley League victory over the Monarchs.

The hardluck loser for Monte Vista was ANTHONY ROSARIO who surrendered only 6 hits and one earned run while striking out 3 in a complete game outing.

Santana scored all the runs it needed in the first inning, as TRISTEN SALINAS singled and advanced to second on an errant pick-off attempt. After REECE HERNANDEZ singled, Salinas scored on a sacrifice fly by NOAH NUNEZ.

In the sixth inning Salinas doubled and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Hernandez.

WEST HILLS 3, MOUNT MIGUEL 0 – West Hills remains on the heels of Santana in the Grossmont Valley League race heading into the final week of the regular season.

The only game left on West Hills’ slate is a season-ending showdown against Santana on Thursday (May 19) at the Wolf Pack’s den.

Santana (9-1), meanwhile, will face Mount Miguel on Tuesday (May 17) in an encounter before they play the Wolf Pack (9-2).

If the Sultans can sack the Matadors they will lock up nothing less than a co-championship. A victory over the Pack will give Santana an outright claim to the title.

The Pack made the most of 5 hits in Friday’s (May 13) blanking of the Matadors.

No report was received from Mount Miguel.

TRI-CITY CHRISTIAN 4, FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN 2 – Ocean League-leading Foothills Christian took a step out of the conference circuit only to trip up against Tri-City Christian under the Friday the 13th (of May) jinx.

Stubbing their toe in a  non-league encounter at MiraCosta College the Knights will survive to play another day in the race for the Division 5 championship.

 

Fri., May 13, 2016
Grossmont Hills League
EAGLES 2, VAQUEROS 0
Granite Hills    ab r h bi El Capitan    ab r h bi
Ross cf           4 0 1 0  Medford rf     2 0 0 0
Hazelhurst rf     6 0 2 0  Carlino 2b     3 0 2 0
JoVerdon 3b       2 0 2 0  Moorman c      3 0 0 0
Cossio 2b         2 1 0 0  Olhauser cf    3 0 0 0
ABrown p          3 1 2 0  McClanahan lf  3 0 0 0
BSt.Clair lf      3 0 2 0  Duncan 1b      3 0 2 0
Fenn c            1 0 0 1  Dunne 1b       0 0 0 0
JaVerdon 1b       3 0 1 0  Shenefield dh  3 0 1 0
Omahen ss         2 0 0 0  Colson p       3 0 0 0
                           Larwa ss       3 0 1 0
                           Wannamaker p   0 0 0 0
TOTALS          26 2 10 1  TOTALS        26 0 5 0

  Granite Hills (18-9, 9-3) 020 000 0 – 2 10 1
  El Capitan   (13-12, 6-6) 000 000 0 – 0  5 0

GWRBI-Fenn (2).
E-Cossio. DP-EC 3. LOB-GH 8, EC 6. 
2B-Ross, ABrown, Duncan. S-Fenn. SF-Fenn. 

PITCHING SUMMARY
Granite Hills      ip  h  r er bb so
 ABrown  W(5-2)   7.0  5  0  0  1  4
El Capitan
 Colson  L(2-1)   7.0 10  2  1  0  1
HBP-by ABrown (Colson).

HIGHLANDERS 13, FOOTHILLERS 4
Helix          ab r h bi Grossmont       ab r h bi
Smelko lf       4 1 2 0  Pineda rf-cf     2 1 0 0
Stronach 3b     5 2 2 0  Arreola 2b       3 1 1 2
Konishi p       4 2 1 2  Lopez 3b         3 0 1 0
Jackson ss-p    1 0 0 0  JGarcia 1b       3 0 1 0
Blevins p       0 0 0 0  Hulett dh        3 1 0 0
Richardson ss   3 3 2 1  Lombardo p-cf-rf 2 1 1 2
Isbell c        4 1 2 3  Olson rf         1 0 0 0
Padilla dh      4 1 1 1  Ouellette ss     2 0 0 0
Friend c        1 0 0 0  Levin ss         1 0 0 0
Johnson c       0 0 0 0  Tedokon c        2 0 1 0
Brogan 1b       4 0 1 0  Romero c         1 0 1 0
Kovalcheck rf   4 2 1 1  Van Every lf     2 0 0 0
Peterson 2b     2 1 2 3  Crago lf         1 0 0 0
Chase 2b        0 0 0 0  Buchanan cf      0 0 0 0
                         Viskas ph        1 0 0 0
TOTALS      36 13 14 11  TOTALS          27 4 6 4

  Helix      (16-9, 8-4) 301 135 0 – 13 17 0
  Grossmont (17-10, 7-5) 000 022 0 -  4  6 2

GWRBI-Isbell (3).
E-Arreola 2. DP-Gro 1. LOB-Hel 8, Gro 2. 2B-Richardson. 
HR-Isbell (1) 6th; Kovalcheck (1) 6th; Peterson (1) 5th; 
Arreola (1) 6th; Lombardo (4) 5th. SB-Peterson.

PITCHING SUMMARY
Helix              ip  h  r er bb so
 Konishi  W(8-1)  7.0  5  4  4  1  4
Grossmont
 Lombardo L(1-3)  3.1  8  5  1  0  3
 Ennis            2.1  8  8  8  0  3
 Viskas           1.1  1  0  0  0  0
HBP-by Konishi (Lombardo 2, Viskas). WP-Ennis.

COUGARS 8, NORSEMEN 3
Steele Canyon   ab r h bi Valhalla       ab r h bi
Tuck cf          4 0 0 0  Dirkes ss-2b    3 1 0 0
Brinkmeier lf    2 2 1 1  Howard rf       3 1 1 0
Esquibel dh      4 1 3 1  Henderson p-22  3 1 1 3
Luban p          0 0 0 0  Mosier cf       3 0 0 0
Fitch p          0 0 0 0  CSt.Clair 1b    3 0 1 0
Row 1b           4 0 1 1  RO’Sullivan 3b  3 0 2 0
Alcarez 2b       4 1 1 1  CO’Sullivan lf  2 0 0 0
Logan 3b         2 1 0 0  Dunnam dh       3 0 0 0
Arias c          4 1 2 1  Kister 2b       0 0 0 0
Fiedler ss       3 2 1 1  Poe p           0 0 0 0
Smith rf         2 0 0 0  Hageman c       3 0 0 0
Russell dh       1 0 0 1
TOTALS          30 8 9 7  TOTALS         26 3 5 3
 
  Steele Canyon (11-15-1, 4-8) 002 400 2 – 8 9 0
  Valhalla        (3-23, 2-10) 300 000 0 – 3 5 2

GWRBI-Russell (1). 
E-Henderson, RO’Sullivan. LOB-SC 6, Val 6. 
2B-Fiedler, Esquibel, Arias, RO’Sullivan. 
HR-Henderson (3) 1st, two on. 
SB-Henderson, Brinkmeier, Alcarez, Fiedler, Esquibel. 
S-Russell. 

PITCHING SUMMARY
Steele Canyon      ip  h  r er bb so
 Luban            1.0  4  3  3  1  1
 Fitch  W(4-0)    6.0  1  0  0  2  2
Valhalla 
 Henderson L(1-7) 4.0  6  6  5  4  8
 Poe              3.0  3  2  2  1  0
HBP-by Fitch (CO’Sullivan). WP-Henderson. PB-Hageman.

Grossmont Valley League
SULTANS 2, MONARCHS 0
Santana       ab r h bi Monte Vista     ab r h bi
Salinas cf     3 2 2 0  FGutierrez 1b    3 0 0 0
Hernandez 2b   2 0 1 1  AGonzales ss     3 0 0 0
Nunez rf       2 0 1 1  Rosario p        3 0 0 0
Odenkirk lf    3 0 1 0  Collis dh        3 0 0 0
Rasmusson ss   3 0 0 0  Harmon rf        3 0 1 0
Alesi 1b       2 0 0 0  DSandoval c      2 0 0 0
Mora c         2 0 0 0  JGutierrez 3b    2 0 0 0
Pryor ph       0 0 0 0  Gulley cf        2 0 0 0
Ellis dh       2 0 1 0  Franken 2b       2 0 1 0
Simmons ph     1 0 0 0
Miller 3b      2 0 0 0
TOTALS        22 2 6 2  TOTALS          23 0 2 0

  Santana     (22-3, 9-1) 100 001 0 – 2 6 2
  Monte Vista (9-16, 5-6) 000 000 0 – 0 2 3

GWRBI-Nunez (2).
E-Rosario, AGonzales, Alesi 2, FGutierrez. 
DP-Sant 2, MV 1. LOB-Sant 4, MV 2. 
2B-Salinas, Nunez. SF-Hernandez, Nunez.

PITCHING SUMMARY
Santana           ip  h  r er bb so
 Barry  W(6-2)   7.0  2  0  0  0  4
Monte Vista
 Rosario  L(0-1) 7.0  6  2  1  0  3
HBP-by Rosario (Alesi, Pryor). WP-Rosario.

WOLF PACK 3, MATADORS 0
West Hills  ab r h bi Mount Miguel (No report) 
Sandez       2 1 1 1
Wilson       3 0 1 1
Alvarez      1 0 0 0
Knudson      0 0 0 1
Currione     4 0 0 0
Ybarra       4 1 1 0
Barkley      3 0 1 0
Jewell       2 0 0 0
CLewis       2 0 0 0
ZSandoval    3 0 1 0
Mickelson    3 1 0 0
TOTALS      27 3 5 3

  West Hills   (17-8, 9-2) 010 101 0 – 3 5 4
  Mount Miguel (6-19, 3-7) 000 000 0 – 0 3 1

GWRBI-NA.
E-Alvarez, Currione 2, Quintana. 2B-Wilson. SB-Sandez. 

PITCHING SUMMARY
West Hills         ip  h  r er bb so
 CLewis    W      3.0  2  0  0  0  2
 Quintana         2.0  1  0  0  0  2
 ZSandoval        2.0  0  0  0  3  2  

Central League
PATRIOTS 12, HORNETS 0
Christian      ab r h bi Lincoln     ab r h bi
Stowers cf      3 2 1 0  Hunt c       3 0 0 0
Hester ss       0 0 0 0  Manzanar p   3 0 0 0
Wehsener 1b     3 1 3 4  Verzosa 2b   3 0 1 0
Johnston lf     1 0 0 0  Gonzalez 1b  3 0 1 0
Hoguiesson rf   4 1 1 0  Echeveria 3b 3 0 0 0
Keltner cf      1 0 0 0  TGarbutt ss  2 0 0 0
Ledgerwood 3b   3 0 3 2  Kendrick rf  2 0 0 0
Markowicz p-rf  1 0 0 0  Wayne cf     2 0 0 0
Gershow 2b      4 1 0 0  Magna dh     2 0 0 0
Gentry p-3b     1 0 0 0  Sanchez lf   0 0 0 0
Nielsen dh      3 0 1 0
Mazza dh        1 2 1 0
Josephson c     0 0 0 0
Cazares lf      3 1 1 2
Contreras rf    1 0 0 0
Beck ss-2b      4 1 3 1
Bessone p-1b    3 3 3 2
TOTALS       37 9 14 11  TOTALS      23 0 2 0

  Christian  (17-2, 7-2) 030 171 0 – 12 17 1
  Lincoln   (0-10, 8-17) 000 000 0 -  0  2 1

GWRBI-Bessone (1).
E-Sanchez, Hester. LOB-Chr 8, Linc 2. 
2B-Stowers, Ledgerwood 2, Mazza, Beck. 3B-Cazares. 
SB-Bessone, Sanchez. SF-Wehsener, Bessone.

PITCHING SUMMARY
Christian          ip  h  r er bb so
 Bessone  W(2-0)  4.0  1  0  0  0  3
 Gentry           1.0  0  0  0  0  1
 Mankowicz        1.0  0  0  0  0  0
 Hoguiesson       1.0  1  0  0  0  1
Lincoln 
 Manzanct  L      7.0 17 12 12  2  2
HBP-by Manzanct (Ledgerwood).

Non-League
EAGLES 4, KNIGHTS 2
Foothills Christian    (8-14) 200 000 0 – 2 NA NA
Tri-City Christian  (12-11-1) 000 400 0 – 4 NA NA
No battery reported for Foothills Christian. 
Brown, Reitmeyer (4) and NA. WP-Brown. LP-NA.

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